Huddersfield Town are working to keep loan man Jamie Paterson at the John Smith’s Stadium beyond this season.
And head of football operations Stuart Webber has revealed coach David Wagner would like to make experienced duo Mark Hudson and Jonathan Hogg part of his squad going forward.
As Town prepare to host Wolves on Saturday looking for their first back-to-back wins under the new German boss, Webber admits longer-term planning is already well under way.
On Nottingham Forest loanee Paterson, Webber explained: “Jamie is a good player who has done well for us, certainly since David arrived (in November).
“He would like to stay and, if the deal is right, we would like to keep him.
“Another club is involved of course in Forest, the player is involved and the agent is involved. It is perceived these deals are easy, but the better the player is, the harder it is, and people have to recognise that.
“We feel Jamie can do better as well, he is not the finished article, but we would like to keep him if the opportunity arises, that’s for sure.”
Paterson will be back in contention against Wolves after missing the 2-0 victory against his parent club at the City Ground.
Hogg and Hudson both featured in the win and are on the radar to stay at PPG Canalside.
“I think we would like to keep them both because they have done well under David,” said Webber, who revealed Town received no offers for Nahki Wells or Joel Lynch in the transfer window.
“Hoggy’s form is good, he has a very good level of experience and has played a lot of games.
“Mark is our captain and he has had a good two or three months since David came to the club.
“You can’t take your eye off how important it is for David to have good senior professionals in the dressing room.
“With the demands David puts on our squad, we have to have people who believe in what we are doing.
“Results and performances help, but these guys have been there and done it, they know what good is, and we would definitely like to keep the pair of them.”